Bust the Slump with Personal Training

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Personal Training

Reach your peak with a personal trainer.


A personal trainer is a fitness professional who assists clients toward their fitness and weight management goals by setting up individualized exercise plans and educating clients in the areas of fitness, nutrition, and general health. They motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability. A variety of exercise equipment and styles can be used. Some trainers specialize in functional exercise or weight management, or bodybuilding for example. Some trainers take a more firm approach with clients; others are much more relaxed. Some work in gyms; some train clients with minimal equipment outdoors. Fitness equipment and techniques are developing all the time, and trainers are likely to use the most effective equipment and exercise strategies possible to help you achieve the best results. Trainers may also measure their client’s strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessments; these can additionally be used before and after an exercise program to measure improvements in physical fitness. Depending on the clients goals Personal Trainers also often assist their clients in monitoring their body composition. For the best results, look for a trainer who matches your preferences.

Personal trainers help ensure the safety and effectiveness of their client’s exercise. Too much exercise too quickly can lead to injuries and other problems; not progressing exercise routines properly can lead to lack of progress and plateaus, which are frustrating. Also, if a trainer suspects that one of his or her clients has a medical condition that could prevent the client from safe participation in an exercise program, they must refer the client to the proper health professional for prior clearance.

Whether you already have some knowledge of fitness or are a beginner, working with a Personal Trainer is a great option to help get toned or lean, lose weight, stay motivated, or learn new exercises to ramp up your routine.

For assistance in building a routine that will achieve your goals, browse our Merchant Directory to seek help from a Personal Trainer.

Author: Tony Montijo, BS Kinesiology, CPT, CES